Dec 18, 2019

USA: Stop Trump's Destruction of the Arctic | Center for Biological Diversity

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From: Kierán Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity <>
Date: Tue, Dec 17, 2019, 4:32 AM
Subject: Stop Trump's Destruction of the Arctic
Polar bears and ice seals will not have a future unless we block oil drilling in Alaska.

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Hi Liz,

Trump wants to desecrate the western Arctic coastline, where mother polar bears den and raise their cubs, into a hellscape of oil wells and drill pads.

When he's not tweeting insults at 16-year-old Greta Thunberg for her struggle to raise awareness of the climate emergency, he's turning over millions of acres of Alaska's Arctic Reserve to the oil and gas industry, pushing species like polar bears and ice seals to the brink of oblivion.

Please give to the Endangered Species Act Protection Fund as we ramp up our fight to protect wildlife, our air, water and public lands. All gifts through Dec. 31 will be matched.

Trump's Alaskan giveaway could lead to more than a billion tons of carbon dioxide pollution.

With the planet warming all too quickly, polar bears and ice seals are just the tip of the iceberg — more than a million species will be at risk of extinction in the coming years.

Expanding Arctic drilling is yet another front on the administration's attacks against wildlife.

When they rewrote the rules of the Endangered Species Act, anti-wildlife politicians made it harder for defenders of vulnerable animals and plants to protect their habitat — a gift to Big Oil.

Now those politicians and the profiteering forces behind them, busily pretending a climate crisis doesn't exist, are leaving imperiled species entirely without protection or denying it to them through life-threatening delays.

So we're in court to keep the Act in place as a crucial lifeline for biodiversity — to stop it from being reduced to a mechanism for allowing private interests to plunder our public lands and drive our native wildlife extinct.

At least 47 species have winked out while waiting for protection, and unless we act now, that number will go far, far higher.

This is a defining moment — not just for polar bears and ice seals, but in our fight to save life on Earth.

Please donate today to double your gift to the Endangered Species Act Protection Fund.

For the wild,
Kierán Suckling
Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

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